Demonstrator condemns Trumps moves on reproductive rights and environment from 300ft in the air as she supports 70ft banner
Activists from Greenpeace unfurled a 70ft banner inscribed with the word resist near the White House on Wednesday morning.
Speaking from a crane 300ft in the air, where she was holding a rope keeping the banner up, Pearl Robinson, 26, described her view to the Guardian: I can see the White House, where we now have a president who doesnt have the interests of the majority of the people.
The anti-Trump activist called the message all-encompassing. We want Donald to know that we wont stand for the crony capitalism, for the assault on womens reproductive rights and the assault on the environment.
The activists are on a crane parked at a construction site about three blocks from the presidents home. From the Ellipse park, it looks like the banner is hanging directly over the White House.
It was a little chilly this morning when we arrived at the crane site but it was a lot chillier in the Oval Office when President Trump decided to sign those executive orders reinstating the Keystone pipeline, reinstating the North Dakota pipeline, taking womens right to choose away from them and we hear today he will be signing a landmark immigration law that will limit people of the Muslim faith entering the country. We are out here with a message today that says: resist, said activist and Greenpeace board chairwoman Karen Topakian in a live video feed.